Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in New Prime v. Oliveira, holding that transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce—regardless of whether they are independent contractors or employees—are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act. This means transportation workers generally may go to court with their legal claims, rather than being forced into arbitration. This is a big win for workers in that industry. Congratulations to Public Justice for their work on this case. Nichols Kaster is proud to support them, and Nichols Kaster partner Anna Prakash is grateful to be have been able to contribute to this case by authoring an amicus brief with John Albanese of Berger Montague on behalf of employment law scholars.
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